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Baron von Mirbach visited IIT Madras a few months after the Second Indo-German agreement was signed in New Delhi. The signing of the agreement kicked off the establishment of 5 laboratories. It also made provisions to complete the 20 laboratories which were in progress. The agreement was an effort to further the development of IIT Madras through a collaboration between India and Germany.
Seen in the photograph, from left, Prof. B. Sengupto (Director of IIT Madras), Mr. C. V. Sethunathan (Registrar), Dr. Edgar Reichel (Consul-General in Madras), Prof. S. Sampath (Deputy Director), possibly Mr. H. J. Ebert (Workshop Expert, fifth from left) and Mr. Baron von Mirbach (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, extreme right). The man in the uniform is yet to be identified.